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Rady School (Master of Finance) Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021

These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.

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Use this estimated cost of attendance to help determine how much money you need to attend UC San Diego’s Rady Master of Finance Program, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks) and Summer 2021 (5 weeks)
Academic Year and Summer Tuition/Fees (View Components) $71,023
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $58,080
UC Systemwide Student Services Fees: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees: $960
RADY Activity Fee: $150
UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $10,560
UC Mandatory Summer Fees: $145
Quarter Tuition/Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $21,120 $21,120 $15,840 $10,560
UC Systemwide and Campus-based Fees $696 $696 $696 $145
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Fee $1,285 $1,285 $1,285 *
Rady Activity Fee $50 $50 $50 *
Housing and Meals $5,760 $5,760 $5,760 $2,618
Books and Supplies5 $0 $0 $0 $0
Personal Expenses $418 $418 $418 $190
Transportation Expenses $495 $495 $495 $225
Quarter Cost of Attendance $29,824 $29,824 $24,544 $13,738
Housing and Meals $19,898
Books and Supplies $0
Personal Expenses $1,444
Transportation Expenses $1,710
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $3,855
MoF Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $97,930
    1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the Document fee of $100. COA and award packages are automatically adjusted for incoming students.

    2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) includes the $150 annual Rady Student Activity fee.

    3. The Cost of Attendance (COA) includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,855. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit

    4. Non-California resident and international students are not charged a Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition cost. Non-California residents will be considered for: Federal Direct Loans only. International students will also be billed a one-time International Student Visa Administration fee of $100. International students may apply for Private Education Loans to assist with educational costs.

    5. Books and Supply costs are included in each term’s fees amount and are provided to each student.

For off-campus rental options, including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Services website: Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses.

  • Students may submit Cost of Attendance Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for rent and utilities, transportation costs, computer purchases and/or increased books and supplies. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants. Your Major Department and/or the Graduate Division may provide other forms of financial support. RADY School of Management Master of Finance Costs and Financing. You may be required to complete and submit the FAFSA to be considered for some types of graduate awards. FAFSAs are available beginning October 1st every year. 

  • Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA and/or California Dream Act Application or who are enrolled in less than half-time (6 units), may be able to apply for a private loan. Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants.

  • Rady Master of Finance students pay $1,320 per credit unit. The academic year is based on 16 credit units Fall term, 16 credit units Winter term, and 16 credit units Spring term and 8 credit units Summer term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The 12 or 15-month Rady Master of Finance Program requires 52 credit units for completion.

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